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NatWest Premier Reward current account review

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Premier Reward
Account fee
£2 per month
Interest (AER)
0% AER
Overseas card transactions
2.75%
Representative example
Overdraft Representative Example: Effective Annual Rate: 39.49% EAR (variable). Representative APR: 39.49% APR (variable). Assumed credit limit: £1,200 (subject to eligibility).

Our verdict

Find out how you could earn a little extra with your current account in our review of the NatWest Premier Reward account.

If you're after a more exclusive current account that offers a range of benefits such as 24/7 customer support, a banking manager to help you with your financial affairs and the opportunity to earn rewards, this account from NatWest is worth a look.

The downside is that you'll need to meet strict eligibility criteria to be able to apply. You will also need to pay a monthly fee. If you don't meet the eligibility criteria, you could look at the standard Reward account instead.

Pros

  • Earn rewards that can be redeemed in various ways
  • Round-the-clock support including a dedicated banking manager
  • Arranged overdraft available
  • Access to exclusive products

Cons

  • Monthly fee
  • Strict eligibility criteria
  • Interest charged on overdrafts at 39.49% EAR (variable), subject to eligibility

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Details

Product overview

Account name Premier Reward
Incentive
tag iconEarn 9 Rewards per month by making at a minimum of 2 direct debit payments of at least £4.50 each.
Provider NatWest
Account fee £2 per month
ATM withdrawal limit £300
Debit network Mastercard
Card type Cash / Debit
Minimum eligibility age 18 Years
Minimum operating balance £0.01
Minimum opening balance £0.01
Direct debits
Current account switch guarantee
Cheque Book

Fees

Foreign cash currency fee in Europe 2.75%
Foreign cash currency fee in rest of world 2.75%
Foreign cash transaction fee in Europe 0%
Foreign cash transaction fee in rest of world 0%

Overdraft information

Arranged overdraft available
Arranged overdraft rate 39.49%
Overdraft Grace Period 14:30 same day
Representative example Overdraft Representative Example: Effective Annual Rate: 39.49% EAR (variable). Representative APR: 39.49% APR (variable). Assumed credit limit: £1,200 (subject to eligibility).

NatWest, or National Westminster Bank, was established in 1968. The bank offers a wide range of financial products, including a variety of current accounts. This review looks at the Premier Reward account.

What is the NatWest Premier Reward current account?

The NatWest Premier Reward current account is a premium current account and one step up from its Premier Select current account. The account enables you to earn Rewards that you can redeem as cashback, gift cards and ecodes, but it also offers a Premier Banking service. In return, you must meet strict qualifying criteria and pay a £2 monthly fee.

The account can be opened on an individual or joint basis and can be managed online, via the mobile banking app, over the phone or in branch.

How does it work?

With the NatWest Premier Reward current account you’ll benefit from the following key features:

  • Earn up to £10 a month in Rewards. Earn £9 a month in Rewards for 2 or more direct debits on the account (2 of those Direct Debits need to be at least £4.50 each). Plus earn an extra £1 per month with one mobile app login.
  • Earn Rewards on spending. Earn from 1% when you spend with NatWest’s retail partners.
  • Rewards exchange. Once you reach £5 in Rewards, you can redeem it as cashback, trade it up for gift cards or ecodes with NatWest’s retail partners or donate it to charity.
  • Arranged overdraft. An arranged overdraft is available on the account (subject to eligibility). Interest applies at a rate of 39.49% EAR (variable).
  • Round-the-clock support. Expert help is available 24/7 online or over the phone.
  • Financial support. A Premier Manager will be on hand to help make your financial life easier or connect you with specialist teams for more complex issues.
  • Enhanced level of insurance cover. Available if you need it with Premier Insurance.
  • Access to NatWest’s will writing and executor services. Helping you to plan for the future. A fee will apply.

Who is it for?

To apply for the NatWest Premier Reward account you will need to be at least 18 years old and a UK resident. You will also need to pay at least £1,250 each month into any eligible personal current account with NatWest and you must not currently hold 2 Reward accounts.

In addition, you will need to meet one of the following criteria:

  • Earn a minimum sole income of £100,000 or joint income of £120,000 paid into your NatWest account
  • Have £500,000 minimum mortgage borrowing with NatWest
  • Have minimum £100,000 savings or investments held with NatWest

What are the benefits?

Provided you meet the above eligibility criteria and are happy to pay a £2 monthly fee, you’ll be able to earn rewards on your account, as well as benefit from 24/7 expert help and one-to-one financial support whenever you need it. You’ll also have access to an enhanced level of insurance cover (underwritten by UK Insurance Limited).

How to apply

You can open the NatWest Premier Reward current account online. You’ll need to provide some personal details such as your name, address, date of birth and email address, as well as proof of ID, such as a UK passport, UK driving licence or an EU/EEA national ID card. You may also be asked for proof of address.

Is it safe?

Yes, NatWest is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the PRA. This means eligible deposits will be protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) up to £85,000 per person (up to £170,000 for joint accounts).

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